The Streets of Old Stavanger

Explore charming Old Stavanger, 173 preserved wooden houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. UNESCO-designated gem with galleries and museums. History in every corner!

The Streets of Old Stavanger

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Photo: Sven-Erik Knoff / Region Stavanger

Old Stavanger, known as Gamle Stavanger in Norwegian, is a charming district nestled in the heart of Stavanger. Characterized by its cobblestone streets and picturesque white wooden houses, it offers a glimpse into the city’s rich history. Dating back to the 18th century, these well-preserved buildings now house quaint cafes, galleries, and boutiques, attracting tourists and locals alike. The area exudes a sense of tranquility, with blooming gardens adorning the yards and the scent of freshly baked pastries wafting through the air. Old Stavanger stands as a testament to Norway’s cultural heritage and serves as a captivating destination for exploration.

Stavanger has received several awards for its efforts to preserve Old Stavanger.

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